Free Resources

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! Your patrons can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

Your access will continue through until August 31, 2020.

Direct Link: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books
Username: tumble735
Password: books

www.TumbleMath.com – K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

www.TeenBookCloud.com – gr 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

www.AudioBookCloud.com – all ages audio book database
Direct Link: https://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

Easy Access to RBDigital now available- No Library Card Required! Students and patrons can visit RBDigital and select  the register option on the right side of the page and follow these simple steps. Create a user name and password and use ctstatelib20 for the access code. Provide first name, last name, e-mail, and postal code.  Check the box to accept the terms of service and privacy policy and click on the register button. That’s all there is to it. They can now access the Connecticut State Library’s eAudio and eBook collection from RBDigital!

Free Downloadable Reads:  https://nothingintherulebook.com/2017/01/10/55-places-you-can-download-tens-of-thousands-books-plays-and-other-literary-texts-completely-legally-for-free/?fbclid=IwAR1a4VSU61IIKHYeL8mM9k0Qwu8riwMQEmhxci_Q69R3s8L3xfJj1dviWdo

Science Buffs, Check This Out:   https://www.skypeascientist.com/

ABCmouse will be free to new signups during school shutdowns. Please use code: SCHOOL7771 to take advantage of this offer

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For Older Students During Research:

EBSCO has provided the following universal password that can be used in that case.

username: ctlibresearch

password: Spring20!

Online Educational Resources:  http://libguides.ctstatelibrary.org/dld/researchIT_CT/about-researchIT_CT

 

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari

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Darebee

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300 no-equipment workouts. The Darebee Resource is an independent fitness resource run and maintained by a small group of volunteers and fitness professionals. They make fitness accessible, make training fun and make a healthy lifestyle easier to start and maintain – on a budget.

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edX

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edX is the trusted open source platform for education and learning and is freely available. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is home to more than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies.

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Home Physical Education for Kids

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7 YouTube Channels to Get Kids Moving & Grooving – collection of YouTube channels includes a heap of kids exercise videos to get kids moving, grooving and having fun.

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Hour of Code

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One-hour tutorials designed for all ages in over 45 languages

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Khan Academy

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Daily schedules for students age 4-18

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Kid Lit TV

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Explore the world of children’s literature

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The Metropolitan Opera

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Met to launch “Nightly Met Opera Streams,” a free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure.

All “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will begin at 7:30pm EDT and will remain available via the homepage of metopera.org for 20 hours. The homepage link will open the performance on the Met Opera on Demand streaming service. The performance will also  be viewable on all Met Opera on Demand apps.

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Museums with Virtual Tours

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Mystery Science

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Starter list of K-5 science lessons that are easy to do from home for free.

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National Geographic Kids

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Scholastic Virtual Learning

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Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!

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San Diego Zoo Live Cameras

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Watch live cameras on baboons, polar bears, giraffes and more!

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Seattle Symphony

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The Seattle Symphony will continue sharing performances that provide strength, comfort and joy. The musicians of the Seattle Symphony have generously volunteered to share free broadcasts with everyone during this time of uncertainty.

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Storyline Online

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Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.

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Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tours

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